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Biden: "I trust vaccines, I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump"

September 17, 2020
Alexi McCammond | Axios
Republicans have been criticizing Biden and other Democrats as being anti-vaccine in the wake of recent comments about whether they’d take a vaccine approved by the Trump administration on an expedited timetable.
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Trump calls for stimulus payments and massive economic relief bill, upending Republicans’ more limited approach

September 17, 2020
Erica Werner, Rachael Bade | The Washington Post
President Trump on Wednesday called on congressional Republicans to support a massive economic relief bill with “much higher numbers” and stimulus payments for Americans, abruptly proposing an entirely different plan from what the Senate GOP sought to advance in recent days.
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Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ and worse than the flu while intentionally misleading Americans

September 10, 2020
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
At that time, Trump was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than a seasonal flu, predicting it would soon disappear and insisting that the U.S. government had it totally under control. It would be several weeks before he would publicly acknowledge that the virus was no ordinary flu and that it could be transmitted through the air.
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Senate readies vote on narrow coronavirus relief package

September 10, 2020
John Bresnahan, Marianne Levine | POLITICO
While the GOP proposal almost certainly won’t receive the 60 votes needed to move forward in the Senate, Republican leaders are hoping to get at least 51 votes for the package in an effort to show party unity and pressure Democrats. Senate Democrats have dismissed the $500 billion proposal as nothing more than a political stunt and are urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the White House to take much more aggressive steps to address the economic and public-health problems caused by the pandemic.
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Trump announces more possible Supreme Court nominees

September 10, 2020
Seung Min Kim, Ann Marimow | The Washington Post
President Trump on Wednesday rolled out another 20 names of people he said he would consider as potential Supreme Court justices, challenging Democratic nominee Joe Biden to release his own list of prospective nominees. The announcement, reprising a tactic Trump used in 2016 to reassure conservatives, was an attempt to reintroduce the politics of the Supreme Court into the campaign.
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Trump Has Always Seen a COVID-19 Vaccine as a Political Bet. Will It Pay Off in Time?

September 10, 2020
Brian Bennett | TIME Magazine
Scientists and medical researchers inside President Donald Trump’s administration have repeatedly told the President that the vaccine won’t be ready until the end of the year, at the earliest. But that’s not what Trump wants voters to believe.
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Campaign of contrasts: Trump’s raucous crowds vs. Biden’s distanced gatherings

September 9, 2020
Josh Dawsey, Michael Scherer, Annie Linskey | The Washington Post
This contrast continued Tuesday, when Trump flew to Florida and North Carolina, addressing crowds in both places, while Biden’s camp announced by 9:30 a.m. that he would make no public appearances all day. It’s a likely snapshot of the race’s final eight weeks: one campaign fueled by in-person events, raucous gatherings and defiant crowds flouting health rules; the other driven by quiet, small-bore events with everyone masked and spaced apart.
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